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About Us

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E ho‘ohanohano ‘ana i ka wā ma mua, a e ho‘olako ‘ana i ka mua aku!

The Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center in Lāna‘i City was established in 2007 and is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Our programs seek to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of Lāna‘i's legacy landscape by preserving, interpreting, and celebrating its natural history, Hawaiian traditions, diverse heritage and cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories.

Our Background

In 2007 the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center was organized in consultation with kūpuna (elders) and island residents as a community-based non-profit.


In 2010, the center opened a climate-controlled display and archive center in the historic Dole Plantation Administration Building, where Lānaʻi CHC currently exists today.


Our center serves as a hub connecting people with traditions, history, land, and the material culture of Lāna‘i. Since its opening, tens of thousands of people have visited Lāna‘i CHC and participated in programs.


Our work has been made possible through the support of community members, island guests, various grant organizations, and many individuals who make financial and volunteer contributions to the center. Mahalo nui for your support!

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Your donation supports protection of our valued collections, historical resources, and educational programs for island youth.

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